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Place and Persistence in the Lives of Newfoundland Women Marilyn Porter

Place and Persistence in the Lives of Newfoundland Women

Marilyn Porter

Published January 1st 1993
ISBN : 9781856284448
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197 pages
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Newfoundland is a little known island which lies in the cold Labrador current off the Atlantic coast of Canada. While its proximity to the valuable Grand Banks fisheries made it one of the earliest parts of North America to be settled by Europeans,MoreNewfoundland is a little known island which lies in the cold Labrador current off the Atlantic coast of Canada. While its proximity to the valuable Grand Banks fisheries made it one of the earliest parts of North America to be settled by Europeans, Newfoundlanders, this text argues, have endured centuries of poverty and exploitation. It contends that the brief burst of prosperity that followed their entry into the Canadian federation has now foundered in the present economic recession and the collapse of the fishery, and that life in Newfoundland has returned to what it has always been - a struggle for survival in a harsh environment.